Exploration

Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken climbed the world's most famous waterfall by following a 30-foot-wide (9-meter) strip of rotten spray ice that formed along the edge of a section known as Horseshoe Falls.
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Can Simple Water and Shade Save Nicaragua's Sugarcane Workers?

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Filmmaker Ed Kashi traveled to Central America to document the toll of a deadly kidney disease for a nonprofit group that's working to fight it. The assignment became a passion project.
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Poll Reveals Rift Between Scientists, Regular Folks

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Americans don't see eye to eye with experts on the safety of many science-driven advances, from vaccinations to genetically modified foods.
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Could Drilling in the Atlantic Harm Fish, Whales, Turtles?

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
A proposal from President Barack Obama could open parts of the U.S. Atlantic coast to drilling for the first time. The area is home to hundreds of animal species.
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Distant World Has Rings 200 Times Bigger Than the Rings of Saturn

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
A new analysis of a giant planet 430 light-years away reveals a ring system 200 times larger than Saturn's.
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Venice Matters to History—Venetians Matter to Me

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Living in Venice isn't Carnival every day. It's a vocation that requires stamina and conviction.
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Movement to Take Down Thousands of Dams Goes Mainstream

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Many dams in the United States have outlived their useful lives. A movement to remove them is gaining traction and growing in ambition.
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How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.
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See-Through Fish Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Transparent fish and myriad microbes turn up deep below Antarctica's ice.
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What’s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling?

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
U.S. proposal could allow unprecedented oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.
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In Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital, Ebola Found Fertile Ground

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
How poverty, density, and fragmentation in Sierra Leone's capital city fueled the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.
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Giant Asteroid Sails Past Earth, Raising Safety Questions on Terra Firma

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
The space rock passed by Earth Monday at what sounds like a comfortable distance—about three times the distance of the moon from the Earth—but should we should be doing more to identify potentially dangerous asteroids?
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Blizzard of Nor'Easters No Surprise, Thanks to Climate Change

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
The worst of the worst storms appear likely to hit the Northeast U.S. hardest, thanks to climate change.
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Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
As speculation builds about a Greek tomb's potential connection to Alexander the Great, archaeologists are pushing back and urging patience.
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Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
A new study says global warming will lead to more extreme swings of the El Niño-La Niña cycle.
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5 Sky Events This Week: Blue Giant, Crab Nebula, and Jovian Shadows

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Io, Jupiter's vanishing moon, and Neptune, the solar system's most distant planet, challenge stargazers this week.
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New Proposal to Protect Alaskan Wilderness Most Sweeping in Decades

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
President Obama's proposal to designate 12.3 million acres of oil-rich land as new wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is likely to stir an explosive federal debate over energy and conservation.
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Slugs and Bugs: 6 Bizarre Animal Mascots in U.S. Sports

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
Mud hens, boll weevils, and banana slugs make for unlikely team symbols—but they're all tough in their own way.
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Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

National Geographic - 17 min 53 sec ago
The theory is central to life on Earth, says the Science Guy, and helps explain our place in the universe.
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